Sir John A. Macdonald

Sir John A. Macdonald was the first president of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891) and also one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation. He spend 19 years as Canadian Prime Minister; only William Lyon Mackenzie King served longer for longer. He saw through the railroad construction which united Canada as one nation. By the time of his death in 1891, Canada has secured most of the territories it occupies today.

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Who were sir John A MacDonald friends?

Can we really know? Politics can make strange bedfellows.

But drinking buddies included D'Arcy McGee who became the first Canadian politician to be assassinated.

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What are facts about Sir John A. MacDonald?

Birth:

January 10, 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland. Came to Canada in 1820.

Death:

June 6, 1891 in Ottawa, Ontario

Professions:
  • Commercial lawyer
  • Businessman
Political Affiliation:
  • Liberal-Conservative
  • Conservative
Ridings (Electoral Districts):
  • Kingston (Legislative Assembly of Province of Canada) 1844-67
  • Kingston 1867-78, 1887-91
  • Victoria 1878-82
  • Carleton 1882-87
Political Career of Sir John A. Macdonald:
  • John A. Macdonald was elected as a municipal alderman in Kingston, Ontario in 1843.
  • He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1844 to 1867.
  • John A. Macdonald was appointed Receiver General in 1847.
  • He sat as an Opposition member of parliament from 1847 to 1854.
  • John A. Macdonald helped create the Conservative Party in 1854.
  • He was Attorney General of Canada West from 1854 to 1858, 1858 to 1862 and from 1864 to 1867.
  • John A. Macdonald served as Joint Premier of the Province of Canada, with Étienne-Paschal Taché from 1856 to 1857 and with George-Étienne Cartier from 1857 to 1858 and from 1858 to 1962.
  • He again sat as an Opposition member of parliament in 1858 and from 1862 to 1864.
  • A leading delegate at all three conferences on Canadian Confederation, and responsible for drafting much of the BNA Act, Macdonald received a knighthood for his work, and was asked to be the first Prime Minister of Canada in 1867.
  • In 1873 the Conservative government was forced to resign over the Pacific Railway Scandal. The Liberals under Alexander Mackenzie took over.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald became Prime Minister again in 1878 when the Conservatives were returned to power.
  • During Macdonald's second administration the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway was finished.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald won three more elections in 1882, 1887 and 1891.
  • He died just three months after the 1891 election.
  • Sir John Abbott took over as Prime Minister.
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Is Sir John A MacDonald alive?

He is not alive and has died in 1891.

he was 76 years old.

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Who was Sir John A MacDonald?

John A Macdoanld is Canada's first prime minister. He's born on January 11,1815 Glasgow Scotland, but raised in the Kingston.

He is on the 10 dollar bill he was first minister and was born on Jan. 10 OR 11 1815

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What is the value the value of a 1 cent stamp with Sir John A Macdonald Mint condition?

You can consult a stamp catalogue at your local library to identify the year and condition of the item with an estimated value for it.


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Who is on the Statue of Sir John A MacDonald on Parliament Hill?

Sir John.A. Macdonald

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What were the main challenges of Sir John A Macdonald?

Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada's first Prime Minister. This in itself was a challenge, since Canada was trying to make the transition from a British colony to having some identity of its own as a nation. Since Macdonald was appointed to this position by the British, he had to walk a fine line between being an independent leader and maintaining a courteous relationship with England. While serving as Prime Minister, he had to deal with a scandal over corruption in the Canadian Pacific Railway. He also had to persuade the leaders and residents of the various provinces to get along with each other and work together as Canadians, rather than only thinking of their particular province. And he had to negotiate with the United States over such issues as fishing rights.

Repeatedly during his time as Prime Minister, he faced a number of political opponents, who disagreed with his leadership or disliked some of policies. But Macdonald endured and kept winning re-election, serving for nearly nineteen years. By the time of his death in 1891, the Confederation of Canada had expanded into new territories, and it had truly become a nation in its own right.

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When did Sir John A MacDonald become prime minister again?

Sir John A. Macdonald became the Prime Minister again after Alexander Mackenzie on 1878 October 17.

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Sir John A. Macdonald was elected to the position of Prime Minister on elections on

  • 1872 October 12 (2nd parliament)
  • 1878 September 17 (4th parliament)
  • 1882 June 20 (5th parliament)
  • 1887 February 22 (6th parliament)
  • 1891 March 5 (7th parliament)
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Why did sir john a MacDonald want Canada to expand across the west?

Because he wants a Condom and sex every night in each colonie

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What did sir john a MacDonald think of the confederation in charlottown?

HE WAS GOING TO ASASSINATE GEORGE BROWN BUT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL AND IN ORDER TO GET AWAY WITH IT HE HAD TO MAKE CANADA A REALITY.

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How did Sir John A MacDonald die?

Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A Macdonald, was a chronic alcoholic with a propensity for consuming copious amounts of booze. He suffered a severe stroke on May 29, 1891. Macdonald died eight days later, on June 6, 1891, at the age of 76.

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Is Sir John Abbott the same person as Sir John a MacDonald?

No, they are different persons. Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada's first Prime Minister and a key player in Canada's confederation, while Sir John Abbott was Canada's third Prime Minister.

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Was sir john a MacDonald knighted?

yes, by her majesty queen Victoria

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What political party did Sir John A. MacDonald belong to?

The first Prime Minister of Canada, John A. Macdonald (born January 11, 1815 - died June 6, 1891) was a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. The party, which is separate from the modern Conservative Party of Canada, founded in 2003, became the Unionist Party in 1917.

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What did Sir John A MacDonald like to do?

John A. Macdonald liked to consume copious amounts of booze.

His excessive alcohol consumption interfered in the affairs of state. Macdonald frequently went on a bender whenever a difficult decision had to be made. He was often drunk while on a platform making a speech.

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Was Sir John A MacDonald known to be a drunk?

Yes. Canada's first prime minister, and one of the Fathers of Confederation, was a notorious drunk.

For example, he was known for falling off the back of a railway car while making an election speach.

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Was Sir John A MacDonald a good Prime Minister?

Opinions:AnswerNo, he was not. When troubles came along like the Pacific Scandal he fled. Alexander Mackenzie was a much better prime minister because even after he lost the election he did not run away but stayed in Parliament till he died. As well Macdonald had said he would always want to have two types of school because he did not want his child being taught by a Roman Catholic teacher because they had the wrong beliefs! Answer

Honestly I think he was. He saved Canada and as for the school issue it's perfectly fine to not want your child to be taught under beliefs that aren't of your own family.

he was my great great great great great great grandfather of course ive never met him but i know a lot about him yes he way have ran away at times but who doesnt? everyone runs away sometimes and he did save Canada

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Did Sir John A MacDonald have kids?

he had 3 children.

2 with Isabella clark:

John Alexander- born on august 3rd, 1847, died 13 months later of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)

Hugh john- born on march 13 1850

and one with Susan Agnes Bernard:

Margaret Mary Theodora Macdonald- born in 1869, I don't know what day

hope i helped ;)

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Did Sir john a MacDonald have any brothers or sisters?

John had a brother named James who WA killed at a young age.

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How many wives did Sir John A Macdonald have?

he has 2 wifes: Isabella and Susan. isabella was his first wife but she died so susan became his second wife

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Why was Sir John A Macdonald important to Canada?

He was Canada's first prime minister.

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Where did Sir John A MacDonald die?

He died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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How tall was sir John A MacDonald?

Canada's first PM was described as tall and lanky. He was most certainly not "five foot four" as the previous answer claimed. Unlike Americans we don't tend to obsess over every detail of our 'executive' leaders. (Executive leaders technically being the crown). He was well over the average height of the time. The only way to be sure of his height would be to take a photograph of a known height with his desk and compare that to a photo of him standing beside the same one (We have many).

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Where did Sir John A. MacDonald go to school?

Midland Grammar School

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Who is John A Macdonald?

Sir John Alexander Macdonald was a lawyer, businessman, politician, and the first prime minister of Canada.

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